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  • Global Technology Management Conference coming to Bemidji this week

    May 25, 2016

    Starting this week, information technology, computer science, business technology and engineering technology professionals from all over the world will descend on Bemidji for the Global Technology Management Conference. The three-day gathering, May 26-28, will feature presentations on subjects such as enterprise architecture management, forensic analysis of solid-state hard drives, residential solar energy generation systems, and using low-cost hardware and software to operate a community radio station. Presenters come from all over the world...

  • Michelle Obama secures a post-White House future for her school arts program

    May 25, 2016

    One of Michelle Obama’s key arts programs will continue after she leaves the White House. Management of Turnaround Arts, started five years ago to bring high-quality music, theater, dance and visual arts instruction to underperforming schools, will be housed at the Kennedy Center and carry its imprimatur. The first lady plans to make the announcement Wednesday during her second White House talent show, starring students from the at-risk schools adopted by Turnaround Arts. The program — now in 49 schools across the country — is based on...

  • 11th Detroit Public Schools principal cops a plea in kickback case

    May 25, 2016

    Following in the footsteps of 10 colleagues, an 11th Detroit principal has cut a deal with the federal government in a kickback case involving a vendor who scammed $2.7 million from DPS with the help of a dozen principals and an assistant superintendent. So far, 10 of those principals, the assistant superintendent and vendor have pleaded guilty. The latest to join that group is Willye Pearsall, a former principal at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, who has a plea hearing scheduled for June 15. http://www.freep.com/story/...

  • Without state funding, Southwest light rail's future in doubt

    May 25, 2016

    The fate of the Southwest light-rail line is in doubt after it failed to win $135 million in funding from the Legislature — and no one can say how the controversial line will move forward without that critical state support. The state’s share of the $1.79 billion project, which would link Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, was supposed to be the final piece of local funding needed to win $895 million in federal matching dollars. But partisan infighting at the Capitol this session skewered any hope of compromise on transportation — for now....

  • Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

    May 25, 2016

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades. Authorities responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center in what police later called a "riot." http://www.startribune.com/protesters-repeatedly-interrupt-trump-rally-in-nm/380742721/#1...

  • Clinton, Trump win Washington state's presidential primaries

    May 25, 2016

    WASHINGTON — Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday. Trump's win helps him inch closer to clinching the GOP nomination for president. He is within 41 delegates of the number needed to become the Republican nominee. http://www.startribune.com/trump-wins-gop-presidential-primary-in-washington-state/380747201/...

  • Archdiocese vastly undervalued its assets, creditors claim

    May 25, 2016

    The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is shielding $1.7 billion in assets from bankruptcy court in order to keep them out of reach of clergy abuse victim claims, according to a motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court by the abuse survivors committee. The motion, filed Monday, argues that the archdiocese has not acknowledged its financial stake in its parishes, cemeteries, the Catholic Community Foundation, the Catholic Finance Corporation and more. It asks the court to consolidate the archdiocese assets as it moves toward a victims...

  • Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents

    May 25, 2016

    WASHINGTON — Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found. http://www.startribune.com/goodbye-empty-nest-millennials-staying-longer-with-parents/380652171/...

  • Four dead in three crashes on a clear-weathered Tuesday morning

    May 25, 2016

    The carnage started by the State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights with a head-on crash early Tuesday. Then came a morning rush-hour rollover on the Mendota Bridge that snarled traffic for a couple of hours. That was followed by a crash in which a semitrailer truck hit a pedestrian, causing a 90-minute shutdown of a downtown Minneapolis freeway. In fewer than eight hours: three crashes, four deaths. “That’s unusual,” said Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the State Patrol. “Over a long weekend, we might have four to five and we’d consider that...

  • Without a college degree, young people find good jobs are out of reach

    May 25, 2016

    For seniors graduating from the University of Michigan this month, employers have been lining up since the fall to offer interviews and boast of their companies’ benefits. Recruiters would ask when their competitors were coming, said Geni Harclerode, the university’s assistant director of employer development, and then they would say: “Well, we want to come the week before.” “This has been one of our largest seasons of hiring,” she said. “The job market has been very good.” http://www.startribune.com/without-...

  • US seeking death penalty in Charleston church massacre case

    May 25, 2016

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday. "The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," Lynch said in a brief statement that said the department had considered "all relevant factual and legal issues." http://www.startribune.com/us-seeking-death-penalty-in-charleston-church-massacre-case/3807...

  • Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton

    May 25, 2016

    The leader of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is vowing to do whatever it takes to ensure Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wins the November election. Chairman John Berrey said he's been "proud" to call himself a Republican since 2002. But he won't be supporting his party's presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, who has faced criticism for his views about tribes, women and minorities. http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/05/24/chairman-of-quapaw-tribe-endorses-democr.asp...

  • A Win in Oregon, Tawna Sanchez: 'We Did It'

    May 25, 2016

    TRAHANT REPORTS—On Thursday night Tawna Sanchez posted on Facebook: “We did it, we won!” She won the primary election (and most likely the general) to represent Northeast Portland in the Legislature. There are 90 members of the Oregon Legislature; 60 in the House and 30 in the Senate. (So if you are counting: That means Sanchez’ one seat equals 1.1111 percent or roughly equal to the Native American population in the state.) Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/05/24/win-oregon-tawna-sanchez-we-...

  • Sorry, not in Wisconsin. Judge rejects Menominee's hemp argument

    May 25, 2016

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Menominee Indian Tribe which sought protection for industrial hemp. The tribe filed a lawsuit last November against the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice after the agencies destroyed its hemp crop grown on its reservation in northeastern Wisconsin. http://www.thecannabist.co/2016/05/24/judge-rejects-indian-tribe-hemp/54791/...

  • Tribe responds to hemp lawsuit dismissal

    May 25, 2016

    MENOMINEE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – The Menominee Indian tribe’s lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration and Department of Justice was dismissed in a federal court in Green Bay. DEA and DOJ agents raided Menominee tribal land last October. The government says it took tens of thousands of high-grade marijuana plants. The tribe says it was industrial hemp and that they’re protected to grow it under the federal farm bill. http://wbay.com/2016/05/23/court-dismisses-menominee-tribes-lawsuit-for-destruction-of-hemp-c...

  • Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Begins Despite Standing Rock Sioux Objections

    May 25, 2016

    In the midst of an ongoing effort by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other entities to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the company Dakota Access LLC has begun construction of the 1,150-mile project, which will carry crude oil from western North Dakota to Illinois. Construction has begun in North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois, but not yet in Iowa, where regulators have declined to allow construction just yet. In consideration of the environmental impact of the project and other safety concerns, the U.S. Army Corps of...

  • Missing men from Pine Ridge found dead, sources say

    May 25, 2016

    RAPID CITY, S.D. - Sources tell Newscenter1 that the three men missing from Pine Ridge have been found dead inside their vehicle, which left the roadway and toppled into the White River near Prairie Wind Casino. Juan LaMont, Tevin Tyon and Tyrell Wilson were reported missing on May 7. At that time, witnesses told police that the men went for a drive in the countryside and might have been headed for a casino. http://www.newscenter1.tv/story/32046544/missing-men-from-pine-ridge-found-dead-sources-say...

  • Missing Pine Ridge Men Found Dead After Apparent Car Crash

    May 25, 2016

    PINE RIDGE, S.D. - The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety confirmed on their Facebook page Tuesday morning that the three missing Pine Ridge men have been found dead due to an apparent single-vehicle car crash. Twenty-four-year-old Juan Lamont, 21-year-old Tevin Tyon and 23-year-old Tyrell Wilson were last seen in Pine Ridge on May 7. The Oglala Sioux Tribe declared a state of emergency. http://www.kdlt.com/news/local-news/Missing-Pine-Ridge-Men-Found-Dead-After-Apparent-Car-Crash/39696866...

  • Army promises return of tribal children

    May 25, 2016

    SD/NE STATELINE – A consultation between several tribes and the Department of Defense resulted in a promise to financially support the disinterment of the remains of tribal children. “We want to work with all of you to bring these children home,” stated Justin Buller, an Army Attorney. He was referred to several tribal children who are buried in a cemetery in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. “The Army is committed to helping with the costs of disinterment because that’s our responsibility. http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/0...

  • Acoma Pueblo Governor Kurt Riley to French: "Honor Our Humanity"

    May 25, 2016

    WASHINGTON – Native American cultural items, many considered very sacred, are going up for auction in Paris, France next week. In an effort to stop the auction the National Museum of the American Indian held a meeting at the museum to discuss what efforts are being done to stop the event. Congressman Steve Pearce (New Mexico) introduced the Protection of the Right of Tribes to Stop the Export of Cultural and Traditional Patrimony (PROTECT Patrimony) Resolution. Congressman Pearce stated that they have many helping them to get the resolution...

  • Native groups protest planned French auction of artifacts

    May 25, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials and tribal leaders are holding what they describe as an emergency meeting to protest plans by a French auction house to sell artifacts that the tribes consider sacred. The auctions have been a sticking point between U.S. and French officials for several years. The planned May 30 auction is particularly galling, officials say, because one of the items up for sale is a shirt made of human scalps. http://www.9news.com/news/local/features/native-groups-protest-planned-french-auction-of-artifac...

  • Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill

    May 25, 2016

    A bill to protect Native children who are in foster care is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature. S.184, the Native American Children's Safety Act, requires background checks of all adults in a tribal foster home. The checks must be completed before a child is placed in the home. http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/05/24/native-american-childrens-safety-act-cle.asp...

  • Sen. Thune pushes for IHS accountability

    May 25, 2016

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Thune is taking action. The South Dakota Republican took to the Senate floor Tuesday in support of a bill he co-sponsored with Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso to address "mismanagement" within the Indian Health Service. One day after the third IHS hospital in South Dakota was found to have serious deficiencies in the past year, Thune hoped the IHS Accountability Act of 2016 would reform the agency. http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/nation-and-world/4039908-sen-thune-pushes-ihs-accountability...

  • South Dakota Indian hospital threatened with funds cutoff

    May 25, 2016

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City — the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that’s been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months. Inspectors with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers the government’s health care programs for the needy, disabled and elderly, found problems at Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City during an unannounced survey earlier this month. The hospital is...

  • Reservation Rap Tour to take MN Native rap on the road

    May 25, 2016

    Two months ago, VICE premiered Reservation Rap, an 18-minute documentary that gave the world of Minnesota Native rap unprecedented visibility on the national stage. Now the stars of that documentary — Baby Shel, Tall Paul, and Thomas X — are taking their global momentum on tour. http://www.citypages.com/music/reservation-rap-tour-to-take-mn-native-rap-on-the-road-8296962...

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